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Trains Vs the Weather
Trains in all sorts of bad weather
Photo Album By: Bob Pickering (BP)
 
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Photo ID: 572988

Keeping up with snow on the Sierra has been apart of railroading on the mountain since the rails of the Central Pacific arrived in the 1860s. Methods have come and gone, and those that have worked... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Apr 13, 2016

Views: 5,979
Comments: 1

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 572739

CSX 499 roars through Berea, Ohio with a heavy manifest as lake effect snow blankets the area.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Berea, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 499
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2015


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By: Nolan Majcher

Added: Apr 11, 2016

Views: 960
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Photo ID: 572243

UP train MRONY is seen navigating the tight curves of Byers Canyon during an early Spring snow shower. The train will soon dip into the siding at Sulphur to meet Amtrak #5.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE C44ACCCA
Location: Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6918
Train ID: UP MRONY
Photo Date: March 31, 2016


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Apr 06, 2016

Views: 1,842
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 572169

Thanks to a strong spring storm, blizzard conditions in the UP's North Yard made sorting freight cars impossible. Two days later and the Mile High sun melted most of the nearly two feet of snow.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 688
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Apr 06, 2016

Views: 1,388
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 571529

On a foggy and damp Easter Sunday evening, 119 brings the same lashup from yesterdays 35Q. The CSX trailing was actually a star of a Tropicana commercial.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Belmont, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8114
Train ID: 119
Photo Date: March 27, 2016


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By: Matthew DeLanghe

Added: Mar 31, 2016

Views: 1,138
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Favorited: 2


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Photo ID: 571306

Railroad: Russian Railways
Locomotive: 2ES10
Location: Kungur, Perm' region, Russia
Locomotive #: 048
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 2015


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By: ivantrains[Russian Railfan]

Added: Mar 29, 2016

Views: 1,490
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 571215

Spring storm Selene brought nearly two feet of snow to the Denver and Front Range. That means crews bringing freights into the Denver yard needed to be diligent about cleaning switches a diffic... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Mar 28, 2016

Views: 3,122
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 571173

In the last light of a wet, dreary Easter Sunday, northbound manifest NS 154 passes the Vulcan Materials quarry just north of Liberty, SC, powered by four NS motors with a considerably lengthy tra... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Liberty, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8002
Train ID: NS 154
Photo Date: March 27, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Mar 28, 2016

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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 571048

NS 119 comes past Belmont on a rather wet Easter Sunday. He had the Original Norfolk Southern leading a NS D9 and a CSX Locomotive.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Belmont, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8114
Train ID: NS 119
Photo Date: March 27, 2016


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By: Matthew Haskett

Added: Mar 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 570992

The extreme winter conditions have created the 'Abominable Pony' out of NS 8345. A crew member braves the horizontal snow to attend to one of the many switches that will need to be cleaned before... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: C40-8W
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8345
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Mar 27, 2016

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Photo ID: 570881

NJ Transit sent a pair of geep's down to the Gladstone Yard to pick up a consist of ten dead Arrow III's to bring them to MMC. The Arrow's froze and were damaged thanks to the winter storm that hi... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: GP40-2
Location: Far Hills, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4302
Train ID: NJT X4302
Photo Date: January 25, 2016


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By: Adrian Corus

Added: Mar 26, 2016

Views: 832
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 570849

BNSF 2692 and partner move slowly into the teeth of winter storm Selene as they take an oil can train from Denver into Commerce City. The whiteout conditions required caution as they crossed swit... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GP39-3
Location: Commerce City, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2692
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Mar 26, 2016

Views: 3,377
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 570728

A spring blizzard pounded the Denver area, with whiteout conditions from high winds and nearly 2 feet of snow in some places.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 546
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Mar 24, 2016

Views: 2,120
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 570536

"This Is West Virginia Railroading" - And we about froze to death waiting to capture this moment. My friend Matt and I hiked in and stood here waiting for hours for the Beech Mountain Ra... (more)

Railroad: Beech Mountain Railroad
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Palace Valley, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 115
Train ID: Un-known
Photo Date: February 10, 2016


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By: Mike Mullins

Added: Mar 23, 2016

Views: 3,907
Comments: 4

Favorited: 42
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Photo ID: 570526

Plowing at Big Horn. Snow at last! Our special Flanger Charter encountered the first plowable snow just west of the Big Horn Wye. Just a few hundred yards further west from that, we too... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Big Horn, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 487
Train ID: Flanger Extra 487
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Mar 22, 2016

Views: 2,187
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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